Congressional candidate for Houston endures backlash for untimely gun ad

A GOP congressional candidate who hopes to represent Houston in the U.S. House of Representatives faces criticism for an untimely ad campaign heavily featuring guns.

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Kathleen Wall, who is vying for the seat of retiring GOP Rep. Ted Poe, released an ad this week depicting her firing a rifle, which was reportedly first seen within 24 hours of the devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Social media responses to the ads are scathing, especially from the viewers who saw Wall’s commercial during coverage of the Florida shooting.

Wall also received attention due to a mailer that some residents received late this week:

Mailer sent from Kathleen Wall’s congressional campaign.

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In January, Gov. Greg Abbott threw his support behind Wall.

“Kathleen Wall has been a champion for the conservative cause for many years,” Abbott said in a press release. “From fighting for the unborn, to working to secure our border, to helping the greater Houston area recover from Hurricane Harvey, I have complete trust in Kathleen to get the job done in Washington.”

Wall is running in a tight GOP primary consisting of nine candidates.

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